COVID-19 Code of Conduct for LDC attendees
Variants in Biology Education: What can we learn from pandemics?
Over the last two years, teaching and learning has grappled with the demands of change in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic within a highly politicized landscape for which science is on the defense and misinformation is rampant. Never before have so many questions arisen about the implications for mainstream organismal biology education, and never before has the speed and scale of innovation been put into practice. The “pandemic” symbolizes change, resistance, immunity, adaptation, and opportunity at so many different levels – literally, in our personal lives, in education, and in mass culture. It compels us to consider the workforce needs of the future where pandemics are now ubiquitous among all living organisms: people, plants, and animals (domestic and wild).
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- How have pandemics influenced education and has teaching and learning evolved and/or adapted to meet this challenge?
- How do we prepare our students for a fast-evolving scientific phenomenon and perhaps an even faster “viral” spread of divergent sources of information that resist the scientific base for evolution and science in general?
- Where are the jobs and careers in our field headed over the next 5-10 years, considering reliance on government sources of funding? How are educators preparing our students in an evolving job market?
Registration and Conference Information
|| Early Bird Registration
| Onsite Registration
| Full registration
| K12 teachers and students
| One day
Registration fees for participants include all breaks, Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch. However, to cut down on food waste and costs, please check off the meals you will have during the conference.
Registered participants will be able to attend all regular sessions on both days of the conference. There is an additional fee for the first pre-conference field trip.
*Please note that we will not process credit card payments onsite. All payments must be made by check payable to the “Ecological Society of America”.
- On or before March 1, 2023: Written request of cancellation must be emailed to email@example.com. A refund of registration payments for cancellations will be honored with a $25 processing fee. If cancellation is due to health-related issues, the processing fee may be waived.
- After March 13, 2023: No refunds are possible for cancellations because of costs incurred.
Why do we ask about your background?
In order for us to understand our audience, we have included a set of
questions about yourself and your educational setting. This
information allows us to prepare our speakers, report our reach to our
funders and better monitor the effectiveness of our reach. Information
will only be reported in the aggregate. Thank you for your
** NOTE 1: Login is required to register for the conference
Login if you are an ESA member. Create a new account if you are not an ESA member.
** NOTE 2: Registration Tips [Save, or Update Responses] Button
To begin the
registration process, click on [REGISTER MYSELF] and select the
applicable registration type. Please note the [SAVE RESPONSES] button
on the right side of the screen just before the section on Field trips. You will need to click on the [SAVE RESPONSES] button
BEFORE you Proceed to Checkout. If you see a message that you have
missed some questions, return to the registration page, and enter your responses again and then click on [SAVE RESPONSES].
Should you have further registration difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LDC Participant Liability Waiver
All attendees must accept the LDC Participant Liability Waiver. You may review the Covid Code of Conduct here.
By submitting this registration form, I agree to WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury or illness, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me during any activity at this event including my traveling to and from this activity or event: the Ecological Society of America, Inc., (ESA) and event partners and sponsors, and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or representatives.
Meeting Code of Conduct
All attendees must review and adhere to the ESA Meeting Code of Conduct.
All attendees must review the Media Release statement.
I agree that any images or videos captured during the event can be used for ESA and LDC program promotions. I grant ESA permission to use my likeness and other images or videos in announcements, promotional and marketing materials, in print, web, social and other media. I hereby release and hold harmless ESA and their agents and assigns from all claims, demands, causes of action and liability related to said use of the material. ESA will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.